The Chase star Paul Sinha pokes fun at Parkinson’s diagnosis as he remains positive

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The Chase's Paul Sinha made light of his Parkinson's diagnosis as he joked he was "slower than you could possibly imagine".

The quiz expert, 51, revealed he had been diagnosed with the nervous system disorder in 2019, and since then, has tried to keep a light-hearted approach to the degenerative condition.

In a post on Twitter on Tuesday, he made sure he didn't take his health battle too seriously, and made a hilarious quip about his personal qualities.

"Gay, Asian doctor and quizzer with Parkinson's. Yes, I tick a lot of boxes, but slower than you could possibly imagine," Paul wrote.

Paul is remaining positive about his diagnosis
(Image: ITV)

The comedian and former doctor, known as The Sinnerman on the hit ITV show, has updated his bio to warn other Twitter users that if they point out any grammatical errors on his tweets, he'll block them immediately.

"My typing has been slowed down by a degenerative disease. If you have a go at typos or punctuation, I'll count that as a block," he stated.

Paul also revealed in a series of posts on Twitter that he had been trying to book a gig at a well-known comedy club, but had been refused.

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"I was the first gay Asian professional comic in the UK. And now Parkinson's has perhaps made me King of the Box Tickers. I have always felt that doors have both been opened and shut.

"One major comedy club refuses to book me. It's their call. Nobody owes you a living," he wrote, suggesting that his fame on The Chase has hampered his comedy career.

Parkinson’s disease can cause slurring, stiffness, as well as uncontrollable shaking, and after going public with his diagnosis in June 2019, Paul said he would choose when to call it quits as a Chaser on the ITV quiz show.

“I don’t know what my future is, I don’t know my time-scale, I don’t know when I am gong to start deteriorating,” he told Loose Women last year.

He's a former doctor and comedian as well as a quizzer
(Image: We Love TV)

“I do know that when I stop answering questions at speed, The Chase won’t fire me, I’ll say, ‘It’s been a lovely journey, you’ve treated me very well, see you later.’”

While there is currently no cure for Parkinson’s, the funnyman is trying his best to be positive and live his life to the full because he "doesn't have the options" to be miserable.

“You have to be positive, because health is dependent on positivity, positivity increases your chances of well-being and I don’t have the options of being mawkishly miserable about the whole thing.

“I’ve got Parkinson’s disease, I am always going to have Parkinson’s disease unless they find a miracle cure, I’ve got to deal with this the best I can." he added.

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